So many parents need the assistance of child care workers who are ready and willing to take on the reality of being responsible for their child/children. Working parents, with children who do not have older siblings in the household or a family member to care for their children while they are at work, have no choice but to turn to child care professionals for their daily needs.
These parents need to know that their children are well cared for and safe while they are out making a living and doing their best to provide for their children. One single mother in Australia has stated that she pays out $64.00 a day for family day care Rowville for two children’s care. Is that too much or not nearly enough for a child care educator?
Are child care workers trained well enough to care for our children? In Australia, one must have at least a minimum of a Year 10 education to even qualify to become a child care worker. Along with a Year 10 minimum education level he/she must be a patient individual who is willing to work as a part of a team to tend to the needs of many young children. He/she must be willing to accept full responsibility for the care and well-being of each child they take on and they need to have good communication skills as well, in order to communicate well with children. All these qualifications, of course; go hand-in-hand with the need for a child care educator to genuinely like being around young children! And, it doesn’t hurt for a one looking after young children to be somewhat fit so as to be able to chase after a runaway child!
Child Care Wages – Do you get what you pay for?
Child care service providers are among the most needed professionals anywhere. Professional agencies are always looking for good people who want to spend time with children. They want people who understand a child’s daily needs and are willing to tend to those needs by reading to them, working with them and teaching them to do things like tie their shoes or even draw a rainbow. Child care professionals are in demand to be there when we as parents simply cannot. How do we put a price on this amount of care we expect to be given to our children every day or at least five days a week?
Child Care Wages for a child care worker in Australia depends on their certification. Typically a certified individual with a Certificate III in child care services can earn up to $700.00 a week before taxes as a base rate. With further study earnings for a child care worker can increase. The more you know, the more you can do.